Tag Archives: Ireland

Meet Millie Gogarty

In her debut novel, Boston College alumna Rebecca Hardiman introduces readers to the quirky but lovable Gogarty clan: Kevin, who is unemployed and overwhelmed, his sulky teenaged daughter Aideen, and his 83-year-old mother Millie, who has just been caught shoplifting—again. … Continue reading

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Novelist Emma Donoghue

Novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, will read from and talk about her latest novel, The Pull of the Stars (Little, Brown and Co., 2020), at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 7 at 7 … Continue reading

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Studying Ireland, after the 2008 financial crisis

The new Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies (Routledge, 2020) explores how Ireland and, by extension, the scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland have been transformed since the global financial crisis of 2008. The volume was edited by BC Ireland Academic … Continue reading

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Book launch for Burns Visiting Scholar Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Boston College will present a live virtual book launch on Oct. 28, 3 p.m. ET (Boston), for Little Red and Other Stories (Blackstaff Press, 2020), a collection of short stories by Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. … Continue reading

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Dorothy Macardle

Dorothy Macardle (1889– 1958) is perhaps best known as the author of The Irish Republic, an account of the revolutionary period from an anti-Treaty perspective. A new biography of Macardle, written by BC graduate Leeann Lane, reveals a deeper portrait … Continue reading

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Remembering and forgetting

Since arriving at BC, Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Guy Beiner has seen his book, Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster (Oxford University Press, 2018), selected for three major awards in the field … Continue reading

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Mary Robinson on climate justice

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give a talk on the subject of her new book Climate Justice—Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) on Sept. … Continue reading

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Searching for home

The thread running through Michael Brendan Dougherty’s book My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home (Sentinel/Penguin Random House, 2019) is the author’s spiritual development, which culminates in the discovery of his own vocation as a father. … Continue reading

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Ireland and Shakespeare

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Patrick Lonergan will present “Shakespeare and the Modern Irish Theatre: Staging Anglo-Irish Relations from 1916 to Brexit,” on April 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Library’s Thompson Room. A professor of drama and … Continue reading

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Burns Scholar Lecture

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Ciaran O’Neill will present a public lecture on “Love, Power, and Consent in pre-famine Ireland: a Dublin Courtship” on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library. O’Neill has been conducting a study, with Juliana … Continue reading

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